DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! - AMAZING OCEAN VIEW LUXURY HOME IN NANAIMO

Lisa Maddox

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Lisa Maddox

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DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! - AMAZING OCEAN VIEW LUXURY HOME IN NANAIMO

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Nanaimo House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath, Walk to Beaches, Outstanding Ocean And Mountain Views!

Sunset Lodge at Dover Bay

North Nanaimo

Atop Dover Bay in the upscale residential community of North Nanaimo, ‘Sunset Lodge at Dover Bay’ enjoys phenomenal views of Georgia Strait, Texada Island and the Sunshine Coast with the Coastal Mountains rising in the distance. A ten minute walk through this gorgeous, quiet neighborhood will take you to Invermere/Rafter Park and a nature path to beach access. A ten minute drive will take you to everything else including a boat launch and some of the best shore accessed cold water scuba diving sites in the world. There are basketball courts and a playground across the street, tennis courts down the block.

The Great Room has floor to ceiling plus apex windows overlooking Dover Bay. Enjoy your favorite beverage on the deck at the view counter, mesmerized by the 180 degree ocean view. Observe eagles and hawks soaring, deer frolicking below and a myriad of marine activity that may include dolphins, orca, sea lions and seals. Cruise ships and boats frequent the strait. As the sun finally sets (after 9:30 pm in the summer) you will be treated to an extraordinary sky: never the same one, but always spectacular-- have your camera ready. Bring your telescope or use our telescope binoculars and/or spotting scope and experience the Pacific Northwest starry sky. We have seen the Aurora Borealis from the deck. Spotting scope and/or telescope binoculars available upon request.

While you are enjoying the view, the kids are happily occupied in the large recreation room playing ping pong, Wii video games or watching a movie. The very little ones can amuse themselves with Thomas the Tank trains/track and other preschool toys. Please let us know if you would like to use these items.

Prepare meals in the fully equipped gourmet kitchen complete with bar prep sink. The gas BBQ is on the deck. There are two casual areas to dine: at the huge granite island counter in the large kitchen or in the breakfast nook. The formal dining room seats 8 comfortably.

Don’t feel like cooking but don’t feel like going out? There are many restaurants in the area that will deliver. Or, for a special celebration, let us arrange a scrumptious, gourmet dinner catered and served in the dining room.

Relax in the ‘cozy’ room, our small paperback and games library or use the desk in the downstairs Sunset Suite to write your novel.

The California Suite (Master Bedroom) has a terrific ocean view and it’s own private ocean view deck with café style patio furniture. This room has a California king bed with duvet, a walk in closet and a five piece ensuite bathroom with soaker tub.

The Queen Room has a queen canopy bed and shares a full 4 piece bathroom with the Bunk Bed Room.

The colourful Bunk Bed Room has two twin bunkbeds.

The Sunset Suite has a full bed and a twin bed and it's own

four-piece bathroom. There is also a small kitchen with a full size fridge.

The house sleeps 9 very comfortably in beds. The salon contains two single sleeper sofa beds and can accommodate up to 2 additional persons at the rate of $25.00 per person per night.

Don’t worry about bringing absolutely everything—Sunset Lodge is within minutes of restaurants, bakeries, pubs, cafes, groceries, hardware stores, gas bars, liquor stores and scuba shops. Housekeeping and catering services are available.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lisa Maddox (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Lisa Maddox

Sunset Lodge is a family owned property. We work with a team of housekeepers, maintenance personnel and landscapers to keep the property in top shape for your visit. Please let us know what your requirements are--It is our pleasure to provide the perfect setting for your family vacation.

Lisa Maddox purchased this house in 2010

Why Lisa Maddox chose Nanaimo

Vancouver Island is absolutely paradise! We were so fortunate to find this unique home atop a hill and overlooking the Georgia Strait, within walking distance to the beach. We wanted a magnificent home to host our very large family for vacations and special holidays. We cherish the many memorable occasions we've had at Sunset Lodge and we would spend all our time here if we could!

What makes this house unique

The phenomenal views from the balcony deck are absolutely mesmerizing. There is nothing better than sitting on the deck, taking in the view and enjoying your favourite beverage.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Doesn't Get Any Better Than This! - Amazing Ocean View Luxury Home in Nanaimo
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5

An Awesome Family Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5
Our holiday at Sunset Lodge was an amazingly wonderful time! We were able to spread out for each to do their own thing and come together for special moments and meal sharing times. And of course there was “THE VIEW”! How peaceful and awe inspiring! There were the little things too...like the yoga mats where I did sun salutations with my granddaughter in the mornings...the toys that the kids loved...the ping pong table where our youngest daughter maintained her title as family champion...the efficient recycling and composting system that the hippy dippy daughter was thrilled with...the morning sun in the reading room...so many little things! We enjoyed evening walks to the ocean, a beautiful day at the Nanaimo downtown and oceanfront, drives to the quiet beauty of Cathedral Grove and the quirky Coombs Country Market. I am already recommending this property to my friends and relatives!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Short-term home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I needed a temporary "home" when a work project came up that required us to relocate to Nanaimo for a few months. Sunset Lodge was an ideal home base for us. The house was immaculate, comfortable and incredibly well stocked. With just the two of us we also had tons of space to spread out. The location provided easy access for my husband to get to and from Duke Point every day and for me to explore the area. The amazing views were an added bonus and made a temporary work assignment seem like vacation! The house was also close to lots of everyday essentials we needed for our longer stay. Lisa was extremely helpful whenever any questions arose and very pleasant to deal with! We could not have been more pleased with our choice of Sunset Lodge. Thanks Lisa!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Owner's Response: Dear Caroline,

You are very welcome! Thanks so much for staying with us and taking such good care of the house. We are so happy that you were comfortable at Sunset Lodge during your temporary work assignment. Like you, we love that the house provides an amazing view and a peaceful, vacation-like atmosphere, while being so very close to a good variety of stores and restaurants. We hope you get a chance to visit Nanaimo and stay with us again. Take care! Warm regards, Blake and Lisa
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Wow!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Lisa and Blake! We had an awesome time at Sunset Lodge! 10 family members came to celebrate our nephew's wedding.The house was absolutely perfect. With the rental of the in-law suite we had more than enough room for us all. We had a blast playing ping pong, showed off our talent at rock band, snuggled on the couch and watched one of your many movies, enjoyed a glass of wine by the fireplace, and had many good meals and laughs in your kitchen/great room.
And the view was spectacular! Your home was immaculate! It was close to everything. We enjoyed walks on the harbor front, the beach, and some shopping at the mall.
This home was perfect for our mini family reunion and even our 9 month old granddaughter enjoyed all the space to explore and enjoy.
I would highly recommend this vacation home!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Owner's Response: Dear Koreen,

You are so very welcome! It sounds like you and your family had a really fun time. So glad you were able to enjoy the recreational activities at the house and also explore the beachfront and area. Please give our best to the happy bride and groom. Thanks for choosing Sunset Lodge and for taking the time to write this wonderful review--we hope you come back and see us again soon!

Warm regards, Blake and Lisa
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed here for a week and were beyond pleased with our stay at Sunset Lodge! Our week got off to a great start as we got on the ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo. Views from the ferry on the way over were absolutely gorgeous and they didn't stop as we arrived at Sunset Lodge. Pictures of the ocean and mountain views from the house just can't do it justice. On clear days we could see snowcapped mountains across the water. I did not want to leave waking up to that view every morning!

The house itself exceeded our expectations. We just rented the main house, which is beautifully laid out and there was plenty of room for four adults to relax and hangout. Many ping pong wars also took place in the downstairs recreational space!

The house is in a great location if you need to run out for anything. There were plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and whatever else you may need right around the corner. Victoria is also only about an hour and a half drive. If you have the time, I highly recommend driving down for a day trip to Butchart Gardens. We we're questioning whether to pay to view gardens, but they are well worth it. MacMillan Provincial Park is also about a 30 minute drive from the house and well worth a visit to what I can only describe as forests straight out of a fairy tale.

Overall we highly recommend Sunset Lodge!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Dear Melodie,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled you and your family had such a good time. Yes, the Butchart Gardens are amazing and the forests around Nanaimo are indeed fairytale-like. Cathedral Grove is one of our favourites. I believe some of the Planet Endor scenes from 'Return of the Jedi' were filmed there.

We are delighted that the house exceeded your expectations and that you were able to give the ping pong table a good work out! It really is difficult to capture in pictures just how beautiful and mesmerizing that view really is. Thanks again, Melodie -- you are always welcome to stay at Sunset Lodge and we hope you are able to do so in the near future.

Warmest regards,
Lisa and Blake
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Stormy Weekend

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, as well as our four children and their three spouses spent the weekend in this lovely home. There was plenty of room for all 9 of us to have privacy as well as the opportunity for us to use all the communal space. The view was spectacular, and the house has been beautifully set up. It was very clean and comfortable, and Weaverly made us feel very much at home when she greeted us on our arrival. There were many touches that made it fun to be there, books, movies, games, and binoculars. I would love to come again sometime. Maybe when the sun is shining!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves and were able to 'weather the storm' together. It certainly is our goal to create a comfortable, fun and welcoming environment and we couldn't be more pleased that you were satisfied with 'Sunset Lodge'. We certainly would look forward to hosting you again, anytime, rain or shine!

Warmest regards, Lisa and Blake
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
12.5 Kilometres
Nanaimo Harbour
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Simon Holt
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Departure Bay
Nearest Golf
6.2 Kilometres
Winchelsea View Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Kilometres
Nanaimo Parkway, Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Simon Holt
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Mt. Washington
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Blueback Beach
Car: recommended

Atop Dover Bay in the upscale residential community of North Nanaimo, Sunset Lodge is a ten minute walk through a quiet neighborhood to Invermere/Rafter Park and a nature path to beach access. A ten minute drive will take you to everything else including some of the best shore accessed cold water scuba diving sites in the world. You’ll often see eagles and hawks, frequently watch ships and boats and occasionally view dolphins, orca, sea lions and seals. As the sun finally sets (after 9:30 pm in the summer) you will be treated to an extraordinary sunset, then nighttime sky: never the same one, but always spectacular-- have your camera ready. Bring your telescope, or use our telescope binoculars and experience the Pacific Northwest starry sky. We have seen the Aurora Borealis from the deck. It was amazing! A spotting scope and telescope binoculars are available upon request.

Nanaimo has a vibrant downtown/harbour area. Watch float planes and explore quaint shops in Departure Bay. Hike through the awesome rainforest at Cathedral Grove or the tranquil Morrel Sanctuary, or picnic at Englishman River Falls. In the area are five different shore access scuba diving sites, and three artificial reefs to explore. Join a boat tour and snorkel with the seals! Spend the day sunning at Sebastian or Rathtrevor Beaches or play mini-golf, bumper cars or bumper boats 15 minutes away in Parksville. Mount Washington, one hour up island, is home to one of the most spectacular coastal alpine settings in North America. In the winter brush up on your ski skills at the resort school and then ski, snowboard, night ski or experience family snow tubing. In the summer there are a dozen trails that lead up to the summit.

Sunset Lodge is 90 minutes from Victoria, 3 hours from Tofino, 2 hours from the Butchart Gardens and 60 minutes from Comox/Courtney.

A car is recommended, but the city bus stops right in front of the house.

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Availability & Rates

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Nanaimo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season Fall
Sep 16 2014 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$225
C$975
C$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
4 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,025
C$6,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$350
C$2,025
C$6,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$195
Refundable damage deposit C$500
Pet Fee C$50
Notes Additional persons over 9 are subject to $25 per night per person. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. 50% deposit required. Refundable up until 60 days before first night booked. The balance is due 21 days before check-in. Cleaning fees extra.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Nanaimo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , This guest bathroom is off the south hall.
    Master Bathroom Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , This 5 piece ensuite bathroom has a soaker tub.
    Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Queen and Bunk Bed Rooms share this full bathroom.
    Sunset Suite Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This full bathroom is across from the Sunset Suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • California Suite - 1 king
    Queen Room - 1 queen
    Bunk Bed Room - 2 twin/ single , Twin bunk beds.
    Sunset Suite Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This large bedroom also has a desk to work at.
    The Salon - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This room has two single sofa beds.
  • The California Suite has a natural latex rubber king sized bed with a hypoallergenic silk duvet. There is a 5 piece ensuite bathroom and walk in closet. Off the bedroom is a private balcony with ocean view. The Queen Room has a canopy style queen size bed. The Bunk Bed room has twin bunk beds. The Sunset Suite has a large bedroom with a full bed, a twin bed and a desk. The Salon has two single sleeper sofa beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Nestled in North Nanaimo, Sunset Lodge at Dover Bay is 20 minutes from the ferry and activities such as hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing and swimming. Go on a 'Snorkel with the Seals' excursion to Snake Island, or kick back on the deck with your favorite beverage and watch the cruise ships go by.

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